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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Patton.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Patton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Patton to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Patton to:

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Patton to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,095 miles [9,809 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,804 miles [10,950 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,680 miles [7,531.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Patton ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Patton.

While the name Patton is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Walker County

Our profile page for Patton, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the West Southwest

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Patton, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,055 miles [3,307.2 km] to the West

Georgia

Walker County

Our profile page for Patton, Walker County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Walker County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Clark County

Our profile page for Patton, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the West Northwest

Wabash County

Our profile page for Patton, Wabash County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the West

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Indiana

Carroll County

Our profile page for Patton, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Pike County

Our profile page for Patton, Pike County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pike County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Huron County

Our profile page for Patton, Huron County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Huron County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Missouri

Bollinger County

Our profile page for Patton, Bollinger County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the West

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Oklahoma

Mayes County

Our profile page for Patton, Mayes County   [Map]
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Patton   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Patton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,239 miles [3,603.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Cambria County

Our profile page for Patton, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the North Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Patton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the North

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Tennessee

Bledsoe County

Our profile page for Patton, Bledsoe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bledsoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Galveston County

Our profile page for Patton, Galveston County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Galveston County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

McLennan County

Our profile page for Patton, McLennan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in McLennan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Patton ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Half Way   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of Patton   [Map]
Hokes Mill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Monitor   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Organ Cave   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pickaway   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rockland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Secondcreek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sinks Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Snowflake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Teaberry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Patton. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Newport (Virginia) on Friday August 10, 1923 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at an age of 56. He was buried at Sharon Memorial Park (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina) [Map].

Newport [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Patton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield<8>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Patton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Patton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Patton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Patton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6921, Longitude: -80.4876     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Patton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Patton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.986 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.645 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.59 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Patton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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